The first graders had a lot of fun and leaned a lot during this lesson. We started off by discussing how you can use math to divide the face up as a way to get the right size facial features. Next, they drew and Sharpied a picture of themselves - a self portrait! We also looked at some famous self portraits while comparing and contrasting them. This helped students to decide what they wanted in their background. The students mixed their own skin tones and used fun-colored tempera paint for the rest. I love seeing the striking similarities between the artwork and the real students! Great job, first graders!